Dining near Royal Theatre Carré

Le Bistrot des Alpes

Le Bistrot des Alpes

Did you know that the Alps are just five minutes away from the Carré? Journey to the mountains for a pre-dinner experience in this chalet-feel restaurant with authentic chequered tablecloth interiors. On the menu: charcuterie, raclette and fondue but, perhaps, most fitting is the seasonal three-course menu for €39.

Le Bistrot des Alpes, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 141, Amsterdam

Graham's Kitchen

Descend further down the Amstel for a spot of fine dining at Graham’s Kitchen. The atmosphere is laid back, and the food is the star of the show: head chef Graham Mee brings his Michelin-restaurant work experience to his own restaurant. The three-course menu is celebrating the finest local produce and costs €41.

Graham's Kitchen, Hemonystraat 38, Amsterdam

Carré Terras op de Amstel

Theatre Carre Terrace Amsterdam

There’s no need to go far, thanks to Carré theatre’s waterfront terrace. With part of the terrace used to give other restaurants a much-needed boost, a weekly three-course menu is available for €32.5. Best of all, you can specify the show you’re attending during the booking to ensure that your service will be as speedy as possible.

Carré Terras op de Amstel, Amstel 115 /125, Amsterdam

Bistro Baret

Bistro Baret Amsterdam

Don’t miss this upmarket bistro on the corner of the Amstel River. The pre-theatre menu is updated weekly, with three courses and a choice of two main dishes for a very reasonable price.

Bistro Baret, Korte Amstelstraat 18, Amsterdam

Dik & Cunningham

Chef Johan Dik is a master of culinary classics and can prepare a three-course ‘surprise’ menu for theatre-goers. Dik & Cunningham is a hidden gem located on Utrechtstraat, just one block away from the Royal Theatre Carré.

Dik & Cunningham,  Kerkstraat 377, Amsterdam

Dining near Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Theater Bellevue, DeLaMar Theater, De Balie


Thijs is a local institution, renowned for classic French cuisine without the pretence. The beautiful restaurant is within walking or cycling distance from DeLaMar Theater, de Kleine Komedie, Pathé Tuschinski and De Balie. Choose from two or three indulgent courses to get your evening off to a great start.

Thijs, Prinsengracht 438, Amsterdam

DeLaMar Grand Café

The theatre’s own Grand Café is an opulent choice for pre-theatre dining at DeLaMar Theater in Leidseplein. Each course is swiftly delivered to the table, although the rich ambience makes you want to linger a little longer.

DeLaMar Grand Café, Marnixstraat 402, Amsterdam

Ron Gastrobar Oriental Downtown

Ron Gastrobar Oriental Downtown

If you love Asian Fusion, step into this sister gastro bar from the Michelin-acclaimed chef. Try a steaming basket of dim-sum, or take your pick from one of the Indonesian seafood options and don’t forget to grab an aperitif at the cocktail bar before heading to the theatre.


Café Brasserie Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam showcases a varied programme of theatre performances with English subtitles. Set the tone for the evening at the theatre’s Café Brasserie Internationaal Theater Amsterdam with a speciality menu and optional wine pairings.

Café Brasserie Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Leidseplein 26, Amsterdam

De Smoeshaan

The Theater Bellevue cafe-restaurant on the Leidseplein is open for business with a three-course Theater menu for €36. There’s a terrace on the water and a cosy top floor restaurant making De Smoeshaan the perfect spot to hang out among the locals before the performance.

De Smoeshaan, Leidsekade 90, Amsterdam

Dining near Dutch National Opera and Ballet, de Kleine Komedie, Pathé Tuschinski

Lion Noir

Lion Noir brass bar

Lion Noir offers an intriguing setting for your pre-theatre dinner with a private courtyard terrace, a stylish brass cocktail bar, and a fabulous French menu. The chefs work to highlight local and seasonal ingredients in their ever-changing menu, guaranteeing a memorable evening.

Lion Noir, Reguliersdwarsstraat 28, Amsterdam

Restaurant Greetje

Greetje restaurant interior

Experience a modern twist on Dutch food at Restaurant Greetje within walking distance from the Nationale Opera and Ballet. The latest menu is Greetje’s Summer Tasting, priced at €60 per person and includes a tasting of the starters, the main course and a tasting of the desserts, high-tea style.

Restaurant Greetje, Peperstraat 23, Amsterdam


A fusion restaurant interior

Despite being located in the heart of historic Amsterdam, A-Fusion couldn’t be further from a tourist trap. If you are with two people, share a tasting menu of €34 per person at one of the best Asian restaurants in Amsterdam. The Rembrandtplein is only a 15-minute walk away.

A-Fusion, Zeedijk 130, Amsterdam


Pop into Frenzi for a spot of Italian cuisine. With many vegetarian options and a three-course menu for €25, this corner restaurant on the Amstel is casual and welcoming and just a stone’s throw away from De Kleine Komedie and the Dutch National Opera & Ballet.

Frenzi Restaurant Amsterdam, Zwanenburgwal 232, Amsterdam

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